Friday, April 3, 2009

really sad.....

OK, this may turn out to be a long post, but right now this is theraputic for me, so please just humor me.. 5 years ago, I was living in Nebraska, where it also borders Iowa and South Dakota, and was working for a woman, helping her with her in home daycare. Her and her husband were also foster parents at the time. She (my boss) had 2 younger boys, and the mother was pregnant again, and DHS asked Mickey (my boss) if she would take the baby. At first,. she said no, because she felt that she had passed that phase of life of caring for a newborn and didn't care to go back to the late nights and such. (she was 48 at the time) Well, I finally talked her into taking the baby, but she had the stipulation that I would help as much as possible. I readily agreed. In october 2005, Jose' was born. He was in the hospital for the first 2 weeks of his life, but then DHS brought him to Mickeys house. Well... that little boy and I had a very special bond right from the start. I took him home probably 4-5 nights out of the week. I would say it is safe to say that I helped raise that little boy. I saw him through teething, first stes, first words, and all the other milestones that come along with babies. When he was a year and a half old, the court system decided that the mother should regain coustody of the three boys. (she was by this time, pregnant again) I do know that not long after that, the kids were once again removed, but this time they were split up into different foster homes. Suffice it to say, they were in and out of the system for a couple years, until the mother finally took them out of the county. I have not heard anything on Jose or the other children since he was 2 1/2 years old. Fast forward to yesterday. I received a call from Mickey saying that something happened to Jose. I can't even get my fingers to type the horrific things that has happened to him, so I am just going to link you to the story. Please- keep him in your prayers. He so desperatly needs them. And please pray for me. I am struggling with the fact that I am no longer in Nebraska/Iowa, and I can't see him. It breaks my heart. Also, I have already been having trouble with sleep- but last night, every time I closed my eyes, I imagined in my mind the events that transpired, and then I see him lying in that hospital bed. I am sickened- just SICKENED that people can do something like this to a child!!!OK, here is the link to the article. If you have me on facebook, I have posted some pictures of him. Who could ever hurt a sweet little face like that!?!?!?! Thanks for the prayers. I appreciate it more than you know


Debbie Moore said...

oh Dawn
You and Jose will be in our prayers!!
I had the chills ready the story, I cant believe what what parents are capable of doing to their own children!
Big Huggers to you

J9 said...

The link will not work for me, but my friend worked for the state, as well as adopting 5 kids from the system, and I've heard many horror stories. It is truly unbelieveable.